2003 Citroen C8 SLX 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Not value for money, too many faults

Faults:

Automatic gearbox failed day three.

Electric windows and locks had a control all of their own, quite often when returning to the car it would be unlocked.

Sun roof would often get stuck open, normally as it started to rain.

Screen wash leaked out of the rear stereo speakers

Engine developed a fault which allowed maximum speeds of 10MPH.

Airbag fault was intermittent.

General Comments:

I purchased a MPV because of the size of my family. Dealers, when loaning courtesy cars need to consider what car is being serviced or repaired. A 2 seater saxo is not great customer service when you have a C8!

The local dealer was extremely helpful, the car being relatively new to the market place has many more faults than I would expect and it would seem that we were not alone with these faults when searching the Internet now. Many reviews read very familiar.

The car is comfortable at speed, not so around town.

Pleased to say we now have a Grand Voyager.. take note Citroen.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th March, 2005

19th Feb 2012, 17:33

We have a Citroen C8 2.2 diesel auto, bought in 2006, with full service history with the main dealer we bought it from.

New gearbox required after 14 months and 16k miles. Second gearbox replacement after 53k miles.

It is back in the dealer, having done 65k miles, and we are faced with another gearbox. We are not prepared to pay for this, so we are planning to take legal action against dealer (pity we can't sue Citroen) unless we are offered compensation.

We also have had the "limp mode" problem, where the engine suddenly drops revs and needs to stop for five minutes while it resets.

We estimate that since 2006, it has been back to the dealer 40 times.

2004 Citroen C8 Exclusive 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

An excellent piece of kit!

Faults:

Second row centre seat frame replaced.

Front windows don't always obey your command!

General Comments:

This is a big roomy 7 seat people carrier, which is returning almost 40 MPG.

The cruise control and automatic air con are superb.

The electic sliding rear doors are very good and the tailgate lifts well out of head bashing zone.

The car has many pleasing features such as electrically heated and powered reversable front seats, and the interior seating is very adaptable.

Performance is excellent and the trip computer very informative.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th September, 2004

2004 Citroen C8 SX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Carry 7 people with style and ease

Faults:

Could not open the car using the remote after 2 days.

General Comments:

Had a problem with the remote locking soon after purchase, but the dealer fixed it the next day - no other problems since.

Very comfortable seats all round and the ride is very smooth, the miles just disappear when on the motorway.

Carries the wife, baby, mother-in-law, dog and all associated luggage with ease.

VIP option pack well worth buying - includes parking sensors (invaluable), tinted rear windows and roof bar, which looks very stylish.

Electric sliding rear doors and retractable mirrors are useful gadgets. But I would imagine expensive to fix if damaged.

I've averaged about 28mpg which isn't too bad for a car of its size, but I'm still very glad I have a company fuel card!

A lot of car for a very reasonable price, with big discounts from the Citroen dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2004